Datacap GIFTePay Integration
What is GIFTePay?
GIFTePay enables retail, restaurant and other businesses to perform reliable gift card or loyalty card authorizations via the Internet. GIFTePay accepts simultaneous requests from multiple clients, and scalable so that customers can configure their store and enterprise system to fit their requirements. GIFTePay is a family of Windows applications which are designed to process gift card and prepaid transactions using the Internet for communications to a processing provider. Separate versions of GIFTePay are available for selected processing providers that support Internet gift card and prepaid payments. There are two version of GIFTePay – GIFTePay 4.0 and GIFTePay 5.0 (MAPS). Ackroo has integrated with GIFTePay 5.05.05 most recently.
Find out more about it here: http://www.datacapepay.com/epay50/3595/
· All GIFTePay 5.0 releases are compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro. All versions of NETePay 5.0 are 32 bit.
· Dial backup is supported in most GIFTePay 5.0 when equipped with a DialLink modem. Contact Datacap for more information on DialLink.
What is Ackroo GIFTePAY?
Ackroo GIFTePay is a build of GIFTePay hosted by Datacap Systems as a result of our integration work with Datacap. It is the outcome of Datacap and Ackroo developers working together to make sure Ackroo GIFTePay API endpoint conforms to Datacap’s IP Gift and Loyalty Message and Protocol Spec.
You can see how Datacap is hosting the Ackroo build on the following URL. Ackroo is listed as a processor, where a merchant/reseller can download the Ackroo GIFTePay along with a User Guide on how to set it up. Notice how the list includes other Gift/Loyalty processors that have done the same integration work. This means those Gift/Loyalty providers already sell GIFTePay to their merchants.
Find out more Ackroo with GIFTePAY 5.0 here: http://www.datacapepay.com/epay50/2538/
Why do we need GIFTePay for Ackroo?
Instead of Ackroo doing integration work and getting certified for each POS management system, it takes less time and effort to integrate with Datacap GIFTePay, which in turn integrates with a large list of POS management systems and middleware. It also gives us the advantage of potentially having integration of GIFTePay with more POS managements systems in the future, which would automatically mean integration with Ackroo through the Ackroo GIFTePay version.
Who does GIFTePay integrate with?
Datacap GIFTePay integration will allow over 500 different POS software solutions to integrate to the Ackroo gift card and loyalty solution set. Current and prospective merchants of Ackroo that utilize restaurant and retail management systems like Squirrel, Maitre D and Logivison just to name a few, will now have the ability to integrate directly to the Ackroo platform regardless of what payment processor or terminals they are using. This creates more options for the merchant, opportunities for Datacap’s resellers to work with current and prospective Ackroo customers, and opens up the door for Ackroo to support a very large mass of merchants who require or prefer direct gift card and/or loyalty integration through their POS software solution.
Datacap does not officially release any list of vendors it supports. Their advice to Ackroo is to work with each merchant/reseller to find if their system/software version is supported by GIFTePay. The best approach is to embrace the reseller and have them integrate with GIFTePay for each merchant Ackroo wants to acquire.
What is the pricing model for GIFTePay?
GIFTePay 5.0 installations are priced and configured per lane (100$ per location, 30$ per lane). Authorized Datacap Resellers can configure and purchase GIFTePay directly through PSCS (Payment System Configuration Server). This does not include any reseller fee for installing and configuring GIFTePay for their merchants.
How does GIFTePay get installed by resellers/merchants?
GIFTePay 5.0 is configured with merchant parameters using Datacap's PSCS (Payment System Configuration Server) rather than a setup window in the application. A merchant/reseller can access PSCS on the Internet at www.dsipscs.com. This essentially involves resellers/merchants potentially purchasing a Datacap license and becoming Authorized Datacap merchants - if they are not already so. Datacap’s PSCS users are certified resellers of Datacap products. Datacap Resellers that don't yet have Log-In information should contact Datacap Systems for a PSCS Username and Password.
Authorized Datacap Resellers can configure and purchase GIFTePay directly through PSCS. They can build GIFTePay parameter files for Ackroo. The only information needed from Ackroo on a merchant’s GIFTePay install is a pair of device_id/access_token, which can be retrieved when provisioning a Datacap GIFTePay Application on Program Console’s Point of Sale tab.
Hight Level GIFTePay Design – How it Works:
GIFTePay is an application that executes on a server (either at the store level or remotely, at the enterprise level) monitors encrypted transaction requests from client machines using a POS or restaurant application integrated with DSIClientX, Datacap’s XML ActiveX control.
When GIFTePay receives an encrypted gift card or loyalty card transaction request from a client machine, it sends the request to the Ackroo Gift/Loyalty Network for approval via the Internet. Ackroo GIFTePay API endpoint then, since it understands GIFTePay requests, processes the gift/loyalty transactions for the Ackroo merchant’s Datacap GIFTePay application configured in Program Console, and for the Ackroo cardholder’s card used.
A Datacap authorized reseller has access to the Ackroo GIFTePay User Guide for more technical installation information.
Unofficial List of Supported POS:
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5. Focus POS
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